- Dean’s Outstanding Merit Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado, Boulder (2010-2011)
- SparkFun Electronics Graduate Student Fellow (Full Tuition), University of Colorado, Boulder (2012-2013)
- Departmental Fellowship (Full Tuition), Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University (2006-07, 2007-08)
- Grand Prize winner of MTVU and Cisco Systems Digital Incubator competition for RapHappy.com (with Matt Fargo). Initial $30,000 grant as a finalist, plus a $100,000 grand prize. (2006/2007)
- Invited Lecture: Nokia Invited Lecture Series on Mobile and Future Technologies, Georgia Tech (2012)
- Featured demo and talks for UCube 2.0, Untitled #49 (Ideate), Denver Art Museum (2012)
- Editor’s Choice Award for SADbot, Maker Faire New York (2010)
- Installation (SADbot) at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center’s Window Gallery, (2010)
- Installation (SADbot) at ArtBots 2011, Gent, Belgium (2011)
- Featured Project (MAPP) at “Dance Robot Dance: An Evening with Maker Faire”, Internet Week NYC (2008)
- Installation (MAPP) at the ITP Summer Gallery (2008)
- Work displayed (< /title >) at the Busan Art Festival in South Korea (2008)
- Highest Social Design Value Award (Click), Yahoo! Design Expo (2007)
- Highest Honors in the Major (Philosophy), University of California Santa Cruz (2003)
- Benjamin F. Porter Award for Overall Academic Excellence, University of California Santa Cruz (2003)
- 2013: Leduc-Mills, B., Dec, J., and Schimmel, J. Evaluating Accessibility in Fabrication Tools for Children. ACM IDC 2013, New York, NY USA.
- 2012: Leduc-Mills, B.; Profita, H.; and Eisenberg, M. Seeing solids via patterns of light: evaluating a tangible input device. Digital Fabrication for Educational Contexts Workshop, IDC 2012, Bremen, Germany
- 2011: Leduc-Mills, B. and Eisenberg, M. The UCube: A Child-Friendly Device for Introductory Three-Dimensional Design ACM IDC 2011, June 20-23, 2011, Ann Arbor, USA
- Android development with the IOIO board, SparkFun Electronics, June/July 2012
- Processing the Danger Shield, SparkFun Electronics, February 2012
- 5-Day Intensive Electronics Prototyping, SparkFun Electronics, Summer 2011
- X-Bee Wireless Sensor Networks, SparkFun Electronics, Summer 2011
Research Assistant, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 2010 – Current
- Ph.D. student researcher in the Craft Technology Lab under Dr. Michael Eisenberg
- Currently researching innovations in computational construction kits for education, in particular the creation of new physical input devices to democratize access to 3D fabrication technologies
Education Outreach Coordinator, SparkFun Electronics, May 2011 – Current
- Responsible for designing, implementing, and teaching new classes and workshops for SparkFun Electronics
- Wrote and Edited open-source course material covering 6-12th grade introductory electonics
- Wrote code examples and project tutorials for SparkFun classes, curricula, and tutorials
Freelance Designer, 610 Design, 2003 – 2010
- Produced a variety of custom works in digital media, web design, print design, physical computing and database programming for a wide range of projects and clients.
- Developed rapid prototyping skills with Wood, Metal, Plastic, Plexiglass, Foam, Cardboard, Concrete, Dry Wall, and more.
Web and Systems Technologist, Eyebeam Atelier, September 2007 – August 2010
- Oversaw complete redesign for a new Eyebeam.org website and subdomains for online applications and research groups. Built on the Drupal content management system and used heavily customized modules and theme techniques.
- Overhaul of online residency application system. Involves re-coding a PHP/MySQL system to include new requested functionality and features.
- System administration, along with technical managers, that includes the health and upkeep of all server systems, installing new system software, writing shell scripts to backup important information, running analytic software, and managing server space to artists.
- Assists with gallery installations, exhibitions, and in-house tech maintenance. Includes Flash demos for visiting artworks, video editing and encoding, equipment set up and breakdown, and other technical assistance as necessary.
VP, Web Development, RapHappy.com, 2006 – 2008
- Responsible for creating and implementing a variety of innovative web concepts for RapHappy.com, including the use of Flash Media Server to record live user-generated audio streams straight onto the web.
- Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Colorado (In Progress)
- M.S., Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)
- M.P.S., Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University (2008)
- B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz, (2003)
- Study Abroad, Philosophy, University of Sheffield, U.K. (2001-2002)